*DR. AZRA ABIDI
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY,
JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA (CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
**MS. ROSHNI KAZMI
People belonging to literature have always been an important part of the society and Indian women are not an exception. The Indian literature landscape has never been shaped equally by both genders, with the male perspective dominating. However, women India broke all the barriers and left their mark on Indian literature. The women in India have made notable contribution to literature, and their contribution is well appreciated in all literary circles. Traditionally, the work of Indian Women Writers has been undervalued due to patriarchal assumptions about the superior worth of male. The work of the women writers has not been given its due importance in the past, most probably due to male chauvinism. In the past, the basic subject matter of women writers was the feelings of a woman while she is confined in the walls of a house, while the main authors used to write on vibrant themes. So the work of male authors was able to collect more praise from the readers.